-->''Let's see if THIS fic can get into TVTropes…''

Shadow Crystal Mage is a fanfiction writer from the Philippines, ([[UnreliableNarrator at least that's what his account says]]) who writes [[CrackFic Crack]]/{{Crossover}} stories that specialize in trying to get their own pages on TVTropes. ([[CaptainObvious Since we're writing a page about him, he has succeeded.]]) Also is known for ScheduleSlip since some stories go months (sometimes years) without updates.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/849822/Shadow_Crystal_Mage Here's his Author's Page.]]

[[http://shadowtower.wordpress.com/ Here's his Blog.]]

[[https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/380166 Here's the e-book he's peddling.]]
!!This Author provides examples of:
* AGodAmI: Freely admits that he, at times, goes mad with his perceived power. The fact that his fans have [[Pantheon/{{Craft}} deified him]] helps...
* AuthorAppeal: Crossovers and getting onto TVTropes.
* BadassAdorable: Seeing as he writes for ''{{Negima}}'' and ''LyricalNanoha'', of course it's going to happen.
** Now that he's writing an entire story dedicated to that crossover, this trope is UpToEleven.
* BadassBoast: Harry from ''Fanfic/UzumakiHarry'' has one.
--> "You think I'm scared of you, you overgrown luggage set!" Harry cried, standing in the middle of the scorched circle of ground the dragon's fire had made, his voice ringing across the stands. "I'm ''HARRY POTTER, '''BITCH'''!'' I killed my first unholy force of evil when I was ONE! YEAR! OLD! ''WITHOUT A WAND!'' I've been working in the porn industry ''SINCE BEFORE I KNEW I COULD WRITE!'' I've been supporting my little brothers since the orphanage threw us out for being too awesome when I was five! I do more insane things before dawn than both Weasley twins will ever pull off during their lifespan! Slytherin's fucking '''BASILISK''' couldn't kill me when it actually managed to get one of its fangs INTO MY ELBOW! I'm building a harem and so far no one's tried to stop me, even though they know I'm doing it! And now, '''I HAVE MY BOOMSTICK BACK!''' This isn't a counter attack, suitcase! Ever since the last time someone I loved was taken away from me, I've never stopped! My whole '''LIFE''' since then has been a counter attack! You? You're not even a choice flag event in the eroge of my life!"
* BlatantLies: Evangeline talking about how evil she is in the ''Literature/DresdenFiles''[=/=]''Negima'' crossover. Chachamaru says that she's going through a midlife crisis.
* ChickMagnet: Negi, even more so in the ''Dresden Files''[=/=]''Negima'' CrossoverFic. He's able charm an entire room full of [[HornyDevils White Court Succubi]] into fawning over him without even thinking of seducing him.
** [[IncompatibleOrientation He even managed]] [[RuleOfFunny to turn]] [[Characters/SailorMoon lesbians]] [[MemeticSexGod straight for]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6095074/12/Takamachi_Nanoha_of_2814 him.]]
* CrackFic: Par for the course. Though they are (somewhat) serious. (Meaning, they actually tell a plot and are not just to be funny.)
* CreatorBacklash: His most recent chapter of Overlords and Overkill is VERY light on the crack, and heavy on the plot and fighting. His reason is because, after reading reviews from other stories, he is getting tired of people thinking he can only do crack.
* {{Crossover}}: With a lot but usually with {{Negima}}, Literature/DresdenFiles, {{Ranma}}, LyricalNanoha, Franchise/HarryPotter, Manga/{{Naruto}} and FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya. ComicBook/TheSandman used to show up all the time, but not as much anymore. Death still makes regular appearances, usually in the company of [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Death]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: UpToEleven when it comes to Nanoha in his latest story ''Overlords and Overkill''. It reaches the point where simply YELLING at Negi's students triggers flashbacks to previous times she's "befriended" someone.
* FollowTheLeader: Mage's most recent story, ''Overlords and Overkill'' spawned two other stories: ''Fanfic/EqualAndOppositeAttraction'' by ZephyrFiction, and ''Hirari'' by Shaun Garin. {{Justified|Trope}} because the three authors swap notes on their fics, and {{Subverted}} because both of them are good in their own way.
** ''Fanfic/UnequallyRationalAndEmotional'' also takes heavy hints from SCM's works. Part of the reason for that is because he's the story's beta reader and even adds jokes and small sections. It now has a crossover with [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6095074/12/Takamachi_Nanoha_of_2814 Takamachi Nanoha of 2814]].
* FridgeLogic: Used in universe in ''Thirty Xanatos Pile-up'' where, spoiled for ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler:Archer is trying to figure out how the hell he came to exist, since the story's version of VisualNovel/FateStayNight had a happy ending]].
* GambitPileup: Name and basic plot of his new story whose purpose is to get him onto TV Tropes. Also it counts as a MegaCrossover.
* GambitRoulette: Used in that there was a series of events so unbelievable that the narrator doesn't even bother to describe it. (See NoodleIncident below)
* GatlingGood: Akane is a Kampfer in ''Thirty Xanatos Pile-up'' and uses a M61 Vulcan as a weapon. (Think The Heavy's Gun but for a fighter jet.)
* GenreSavvy: Most characters tend to display shades of this.
-->Clark Kent went on vacations– sometimes– but he'd quickly realized that unless the vacation was to Smallville so he could be with his parents and see childhood friends, it was almost guaranteed that eventually it would include a job for Superman.
-->Still, he was never if not hopeful, so some times, when he felt particularly daredevil-ish, he'd file for some time off and take a vacation. It never ended well, but at least this time he knew how it would end. He kept a small collection of souvenirs, such as terrorist bullets, fangs, and other little mementoes of things that had tried to ruin his day.
* HilarityEnsues: Used all the time.
* LetsGetDangerous: Used by name again in ''Thirty Xanatos Pile-up''.
** Also used by Harry in Uzumaki Harry during the First Task.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Almost every Fic written will at some point turn into a MegaCrossover, often with Stories that already qualify for this trope. Reading may require a Map.
** Or even it's own [[http://2814universe.wikia.com/ Wiki]]!
* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Used by name (again) in ''Thirty Xanatos Pile-up''. This time it's Dodgeball ninjutsu. It (arguably) justifiable in that it's a MegaCrossover with {{Ranma}} as a major part.
* NoodleIncident: Used by name to describe a fight over what noodles are better in ''Thirty Xanatos Pile-up''.
** Also used as a trope to explain a GambitRoulette.
-->It is an event of such a ridiculous number of contrived coincidences that result in a Rude-Goldberg-esque sequence of events that describing it would render it completely unbelievable. Especially the chain involving [[NoodleImplements the platypus, the Russian satellite, and the vat of yogurt]].
*** Also in Uzimaki Harry
-->"There will be vengeance, dobe! It will involve fire! And chainsaws, if I can score any! And dogs on motorcycles!" Sasuke continued to threaten.
* OnlySaneMan: He actually created a snippet in a oneshot where this applies to ''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''.
* PersonAsVerb: 'To [[Literature/DresdenFiles Dresden]]' is to burn down a building all by yourself without apparently meaning to. 'To Dresden up'' is 'to burn down a building all by yourself with disastrous political results.
* SanitySlippage: In ''[=Uzumaki Harry=]'' Sirius says that he read the entire Necronomicron. He says it has a good plot and has rendered him immune to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''
** Note: Everyone else in the room, uppon hearing that, started to slowly inch away from him.
* SerialEscalation: He's trying to do this with the current fic by fitting as many tropes as possible in ''Thirty Xanatos Pileup''.
** How many tropes can he cram into any piece of writing? How much Crackier can his stories get while still having a sensible (for a given value of sensible) plot? How Badass can [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Tomoyo]] get?
* TakeThat: He put [[Creator/StephenieMeyer Meyer]][[{{Literature/Twilight}} esque]], [[EldritchAbomination Eldr]][[TomeOfEldritchLore itch]] and [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] in same position. On the second thought, [[EveryoneHasStandards he didn't put Meyeresque]] on [[LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan Nyarko-san]] description.
* ThereWasADoor: In the shorter fic ''Death and the Uchiha'', Itachi does this. Except it's really more like 'there was a path to Konoha that did not go straight through that tree'.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: See BadassBoast above.
* TradeSnark: The Collective Sasuke Fangirls of Konoha™.
* TropeOverdosed: Done on purpose in his new story to get on TV Tropes. Have you noticed a little theme here? It WORKS!
* VaporWear: Used by name [[OverlyLongGag again]] in ''Thirty Xanatos Pile-up'' Chapter 2.
'''Hastily-made guestbook posts go here:'''

@/{{Nitramy}}: The trick to writing CrackFic well is to straddle the line between the mundane and the insane. For the quintessential example, may I present to you ''Film/TheNakedGun''. [[spoiler: also, 'sup kabayan? XD]]
** Ah, Film/TheNakedGun. Good times. Rest In Piece Shirley, er, Leslie.-SCM
@/{{kay4today}}: [[BlatantLies The Queen of Yuri]] humbles you with her presence. And she sneers at you most gracefully!
** The Overlord of All CRACK accepts this show of fealty and bequeaths to you New Jersey.-SCM
*** @/{{SpiriTsunami}}: Not a bad acquisition if you're trying to corner the market on yuri, [[SmallNameBigEgo if I do say so myself.]] Thanks again for the inspiration, SCM-sama.
@/{{BluBeriPi}}: The Lord of Potatoes humbly acknowledges your greatness, and brings a request! As the Overlord of ALL CRACK, we at the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=p8qdzxvm5s9fke4ypxah9v84&page=1#1 Mega-Crack Ultra-Crossover Game]] would be ever so grateful if we might gain an official seal of approval for our [[BuffySpeak crackiness]].